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Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven have discovered a new target molecule for the development of a treatment against Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common causes of dementia.
Growing evidence suggests that there may be a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, but the physiological mechanisms by which diabetes impacts brain function and cognition are not fully understood.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a key difference in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and those who are cognitively normal but still have brain plaques that characterize this type of dementia.
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have managed, for the first time, to simulate the biological function of a channel called the Sec translocon, which allows specific proteins to pass through membranes.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).